Padma was born in Canada. Her parents recognized her musical potential when she was very young, and relocated to Chennai, where she trained under Sangeetha Kala Acharya Smt Seetha Rajan of the Semmangudi Srinivasier bani, for over 20 years in the Gurukulam system.
In performance, Padma was awarded the All India Radio A-grade as a special double-promotion at the young age of 22 – which is a rare honour. She is also a gold medallist in her MA degree in Music. Padma has performed in several major sabhas in India, including the Madras Music Academy, Shanmukhananda Mumbai, Bengaluru Gayana Samaja etc.
Padma was awarded the Outstanding Vocalist award in the junior category in 2014, at the prestigious Madras Music Academy. Padma has also undertaken several international concert tours to USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bali. She has conceptualized off-beat projects such as a Musical Retreats blending travel and music.
Padma has published several academic research papers in journals and conferences, while simultaneously balancing a busy performing career. Padma has also presented Lecture-demonstrations at prestigious forums such